Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Only Oats – Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookie Mix from Avena Foods

Being in a small city has its perks and disadvantages.  A perk is that when children go to the grocery store, if you stop at the bakery department, they will usually give you a cookie – if Mommy says it’s ok and you’ve been a good boy/girl.  The downfall is that the cookies are never gluten free. 

Before we discovered R’s intolerance, the bakery department was the best part of going grocery shopping with Mommy.  I could get him to help and behave without asking because he knew that when we got to the bakery department, he would get a cookie.  He would wonder through the whole shopping experience, what kind of cookie would be handed out that day and he would hope it was the oatmeal ones.  Since his diagnosis, we avoid the bakery section. 
R’s new favorite spot is the gluten free section where there are a few treats and every now and then a new item pops up that we get to try.  This trip, R brought me this bright red package of Only Oats-Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookie Mix from Avena Foods.  We were so excited to try this.  This product is not only certified gluten free, but it is also lactose, egg, soy, and nut free as well as being low in saturated fats with no sugar added and a high source of fibre.  Yay!  We did a happy dance right there in the aisle.

After supper we baked these cookies.  It was so easy, beat 1 cup of butter at room temperature with 2 tablespoons of corn syrup. Add 1 large egg or the equivalent egg substitute and mix for 30 seconds. Add 3 cups of the mix and mix until combined.

  Spoon onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.  Ta Da!  Yummy cookies you wouldn’t know were gluten free. 

The cookies turned out just like they are on the Avena Foods website.  Wish I had a picture of the finished product but they didn’t last long enough to get one.  They were a hit and I will definitely be buying this mix again.

WARNING:  This product is so delicious; it may be difficult to stop eating.  We had trouble controlling ourselves so long as these cookies were in the cookie jar and stopping at just one is nearly impossible.

Have you tried any of the Only Oats products?  What did you think?

Take Care, D

Disclaimer:  I was not compensated in any way for this review except for the yummy goodness of the cookies.  This is a product I purchased myself and wanted to share with you.  Results may vary.


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